UMPI Falls to #1 ranked CMCC
Auburn, Maine -- The Maine-Presque Isle men could not overcome poor shooting and the pressure defense of Central Maine Community College, losing 126-71 on the road Saturday.
Central Maine scored the first 6 points of the game off of their pressure defense, but Presque Isle cut the first half lead to 12-6, with two Michael Warner foul shots at the 16:15 mark. Back to back Thiago Conceicao layups would bring Presque Isle to within single digits of Central Maine, 20-13 with 14:25 left on the clock in the first stanza, but the Owls could not contain the powerful Mustang attack and would never cut the lead to single digits again in the game.
Central Maine (16-0) is the #1 ranked USCAA team in America and leads the nation in scoring at 97.2ppg.
Chase Vicaire led Presque Isle with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Senior Michael Warner chipped in 14 and grabbed 5 boards for the Owls.
Central Maine was led by Shaun Hill, who scored 20 points and added 5 assists. Five other Mustangs scored in double digits, including Luis Medina who had 18 points, 13 assists and 9 rebounds.
Presque Isle (7-6) will next play at #19 Bowdoin College on Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm. The next home game for the Owls is Saturday, January 25 as part of a men's/women's doubleheader with Eastern Maine Community College. The Owl women start the day's action at 1pm and the men's game follows at 3pm.